5th Metro Diner location opens in Plainfield

As if four locations weren’t enough, why not add a FIFTH?! Well, that’s exactly what Metro Diner did, and if you live in or near Plainfield, you should be smelling the deliciousness right now!

Metro Diner’s Bern Rehberg serves up the specials and leaves us wanting more.


Established in 1992 by the Davoli family with a single eatery in Jacksonville, Metro Diner is among the nation’s fastest growing casual dining concepts. Metro Diner is known for its warm, welcoming service, large portion sizes and indulgent comfort food with flair. With most dishes priced under $15, the eatery offers a great value during their all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Metro Diner’s made-from-scratch menu features quality ingredients and signature dishes including Fried Chicken and Waffles, Charleston Shrimp & Grits, and their famous Meatloaf Plate. To learn more about Metro Diner or to find a full list of locations, please visit www.metrodiner.com. ‘Like’ Metro Diner on Facebook, or follow @MetroDiner on Instagram and Twitter.

Metro Diner will open Sunday thru Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Metro Diner is hiring over 100 Plainfield-area residents. Applications to join the Metro Diner team are being accepted for all positions including servers, hosts, cooks and kitchen staff. Metro Diner provides a team atmosphere with long-term career growth opportunities and competitive compensation. Interested applicants can complete the online application here: https://MetroDiner.com/employment.


Meatloaf Mix

½ onion                                   Chopped Onion

1 carrot                                   Chopped Carrot

2 ribs celery                            Chopped Celery

6 medium mushrooms            Sliced Mushrooms

1 each                                     Egg

1 TBS                                       Worcestershire

Pinch                                       Salt

Pinch                                       Pepper

1 cup                                       Breadcrumbs

1 pound                                   Ground Beef

½ pound                                  Ground Turkey

½ pound                                  Ground Pork

As Needed                               Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Side Vegetable and Side Bread

  1. Pulse onion, carrot, celery and mushroom in a food processor.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients and place in a meatloaf pan (or two depending on size)
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until completely cooked.
  4. Remove from pan and slice into 1 inch thick pieces.
  5. In a very hot saute pan, add a bit of oil and sear each side of the meatloaf slices before serving.

 Enjoy with mashed potatoes and gravy, side vegetable and some hot crusty bread.

Biscuits and Gravy

Sausage Gravy

2 cups                                      Margarine, melted

2 ½ cups                                  Flour

1 Gallon                                   Milk

1 TBS                                       Salt

1 TBS                                       Pepper

2 ½ pounds                              Pork Sausage


As Needed                               Your Favorite Biscuits, make them or go out and buy some!

  1. Break up Pork Sausage and press flat on a baking sheet. Cook thoroughly and set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan, melt margarine then, over medium heat, gradually add flour stirring constantly.
  3. Cook for 1 minute or until it starts to thicken.
  4. Stir in milk slowly. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Thoroughly crumble the sausage to ¼ inch pieces and stir into sauce including all of the rendered fat from the cook process.

Break open two biscuits and place in the bottom of a large bowl.  Cover in sausage gravy.  Enjoy

To learn more, visit www.metrodiner.com.